Making its way westward, an AC6044CW and 5 more GEs lead empty coal hoppers from the Public Service Company (Xcel Energy) in Denver, CO to Energy Mine, WY just west of Pinecliffe, CO.
After clearing CP Peck, UP 7034 hauls it's manifest up the hill at Milepost 39 just east of La Fox.
An empty sludge/gon train heads for the Albany Port Branch with the Y-122 crew aboard.
The train will become CP #629 from Kenwood Yard to Fort Edward and the power(which includes a patched SP C... (more)
One of UP's unit refrigerated boxcar trains crosses the Missouri River into Iowa at Blair. Most eastbounds use the line through Omaha because of the steep grade of Arlington Hill, so catching an ... (more)
An eastbound "salad shooter" turns onto the Blair Sub at the Union Street interlocking in downtown Fremont.
A train of empty coal hoppers comes down off the MacArthur Bridge after crossing the Mississippi River from St. Louis. This train will continue onto the UP Chester Sub and head to Dupo, Illinois.
With a little luck, the sun kept shining as Q377 rounds the bend, and rejoins the eastbound main, while the clouds block the sun from shining on the grain elevator in the background.
UP 7318 brings CSUX coal loads south through the Air Force Academy under the front range's two most recognizable features, one a national icon in the form of Pikes Peak and the other a regional ey... (more)
An empty coal drag totaling 512 axles at CP25
UP 7324 with four of the J's SD38 runs a unknown move into the H Yard. On the last days of the J who knows what is going on.
Powerton's plant steams in the background as coal loads wait in the yard.
A UP westbound heads for a mine north of Reno Junction for another load.
Sitting in North Yard is some of the big power that handles coal over the Moffatt Route these days.
Powering through Glenwood Springs is AC60/44W 7312, pushing a Montrose Branch coal train, ostensibly headed for Chicagoland, past the historic Glenwood Springs depot and into Glenwood Canyon. The... (more)